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BREAKING | Chemical Spill, Central Queensland

Seven people have been assessed by Paramedics after a 'chemical incident' at a workplace in Central Queensland. Emergency crews were called to Reid Road in Yarwun at around 12:40PM on Thursday.  A QFES spokesperson said they were told there was an 'acidic smell'.   Firefighters are still at the scene, carrying out air quality tests.  They...

Restrictions Placed On Water Use In Rockhampton

Image Supplied  Rockhampton Regional Council is urging residents to keep an eye on their water consumption as the mercury continues to rise. Acting Mayor Cherie Rutherford said the hot weather had brought with it a spike in demand and it was important for all residents to take notice. “Our Region is a drought...

Police Officer Stood Down - Intelligence & Covert Services Command

A Police Officer has been stood down within the Intelligence and Covert Services Command. The 40-year-old female Senior Constable has been stood down from official duty. The officer was served with a Stand Down Notice regarding allegations of improper access and release of information. In keeping with our commitment to high standards of...

Local Jeweller Has Talent Recognised

CQUniversity Visual Arts alumnus Kirra-Lea Caynes has taken out the major ‘Jeweller of the Year’ prize in the 2019 JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards. Not only did she win the overall prize, she also won the ‘Colour’ category. Kirra-Lea, formerly of the Sunshine Coast, studied Visual Arts at the then Central Queensland Institute...

Bushfire Shoalwater Bay

UPDATE | Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire burning at the Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area and is posing no threat to property at this time. The fire is being managed by the Australian Defence Force who are liaising with QFES crews as required. Rockhampton and surrounding areas...

New Election Watchdog To Keep Gladstone Candidates In Check

District Court and Planning and Environment Court Judge John Robertson.  Image Supplied  The conduct of candidates standing for Gladstone Regional Council will be under the microscope with a new, Australian-first watchdog to expose fake news in the lead up to Queensland’s local government elections in March. The Independent Council Election Observer (ICEO)...
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